Most Popular Titles Released In 1897

1. Rapunzel (1897 Short Film) Rapunzel (1897 Short Film)
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Dir: Oskar Messter Fantasy
2. After the Ball, the Bath (1897 Short Film) After the Ball, the Bath (1897 Short Film)
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The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman. Dir: Georges Méliès With: Jane Brady, Jeanne d'Alcy 1 mins.
3. The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film) The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film)
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted... Dir: Georges Méliès With: Georges Méliès Comedy 2 mins.
4. The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film) The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to... Dir: Georges Méliès With: Georges Méliès 3 mins.
5. The X-Ray Fiend (1897 Short Film) The X-Ray Fiend (1897 Short Film)
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A man and woman are flirting when a professor turns on an X-ray machine, revealing their insides. After turning it off again the two have a dispute and break up. Dir: George Albert Smith With: Laura Bayley, Tom Green Comedy | Horror 1 mins.
6. The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film) The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A King (played by Georges Méliès) shows up at his new castle where he is haunted. Dir: George Albert Smith Horror 1 mins.
7. The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897 Documentary) The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897 Documentary)
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The first known feature film! A very unusual filmed record of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight originally ran over 90 minutes in length. Dir: Enoch J. Rector With: James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Billy Madden Documentary | News | Sport 20 mins.
8. Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary) Bataille de neige (1897 Documentary)
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Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street... Dir: Louis Lumière Documentary 1 mins.
9. L'arroseur arrosé (1897 Short Film) L'arroseur arrosé (1897 Short Film)
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A gardener is watering some plants. A small boy stops the flow of water and the gardener looks into his hose. The boy starts the water again, and the gardener is soaked. He fights with the boy. Dir: Alice Guy Comedy 1 mins.
10. Dewars Scotch Whiskey (1897 Short Film) Dewars Scotch Whiskey (1897 Short Film)
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A line of giddy, possibly drunk men, dressed in Scottish highland outfits, perform a disorderly dance routine in front of a sign advertising the product of the title. This film is often described as the first filmed advertisement. 1 mins.